Rihanna and Missy Elliott have retreated to social media to help locate their missing backup dancer, Shirlene Quigley.
Rihanna took to Instagram on Monday to beg and urge fans to come forward if they have any information regarding the 32-year-old dancer. “This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her,” she wrote.
Rich added, “If anyone has seen or has any information on @shirlenequigley’s whereabouts …..PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100 !!!!”
Rihanna then reposted a video of Quigley from August 25. In the clip, which was first shared on Quigley’s page, the dancer can be seen talking about respect, love and relationships.
“I know people probably think I’m crazy because I’m always telling everyone ‘I love you! I love you!’ Because the minute that I meet somebody I do love them because I know in my heart and in my spirit that that’s my brother and my sister, that’s my neighbor,” she says in the visual. “If I make a connection, a relationship whether it be one minute, one year or the rest of my life, if you are in my life, I love you.”
Missy Elliott also shared a video of the dancer on social media and asked fans to help find the New Jersey native, who has also danced for Beyonce and Jamie Foxx.
This is @shirlenequigley she’s been missing since Friday she is so loved & we pray for her safe return.. if u have any information or seen her please contact North Bergen police 201-392-2100 she was last seen at 12:55 am at Port Authority. Need help from the whole Dance Community to spread the word! Those who have met her know her spirit is always bubbly and kind & uplifting energy! Sending countless prayers🙏🏾
Shirlene was reportedly last spotted by her father getting on a bus at Port Authority in NYC around 1 a.m. on Sunday. “I just want her to come home, or if someone has her to let her be,” her father told NBC. “She’s everything to me. She’s why I live.”
According to her father, Shirlene recently told friend to “Get ready, it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me.”
The 32-year-old beloved dancer is from North Bergen, New Jersey, and teaches dance at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan.